Because of limited staff, we are unable to undertake extensive research; a visit to the Library may be required. Patrons are encouraged to make their requests using the form below. However, due to the overwhelming amount of requests received daily from all sources, Library staff respond to all requests in the order in which they are received. It may take up to eight weeks before you receive a reply.
In the form below, please let us know if you have consulted the FAQ portion of our site (a "yes" or "no" will suffice), what sources you've already consulted so we do not duplicate, and a concise explanation of your question.
You may also send a reference request by mail. Please include the same information as stated above and send to:
Samuel Eliot Morison Memorial Library
USS Constitution Museum
P.O. Box 291812
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-426-1812, ext. 118